CIBJO announced that a “Centre of Excellence
for Corporate Social Responsibility in the Jewellery and Diamond Industry” will
be formally declared in Antwerp on May 23, 2011.
The “Centres of Excellence,” affiliated with the
United Nations Institute for Training and Research, aim to advance the U.N.’s
social and economic development goals. To date, most of the Centres of
Excellence have been national or regional, but the Antwerp facility will
address the needs of the business sector worldwide.
The City of Antwerp is making available a
building in the old part of Antwerp to serve the CSR educational program.
“This is truly an important development,
which has involved discussions at very high levels of government, and will put
the jewelry and diamond industry in an unprecedented position,” said Dr.
Gaetano Cavalieri, CIBJO president, in a statement.
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